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Table 1 Status of KOH microscopy, fungal culture, first round PCR and nested PCR in suspected cases with skin fungal infections.

From: Rapid detection of dermatophytes from skin and hair

No of cases Patients on treatment KOH
microscopy
Culture shows growth of dermatophyte First round PCR Nested PCR
7 + - - - +
9 - + + - +
15 - + + + +
12 + + - + +
15 + + - - +
20 + - - + +
7 a - + - - -
5 a + + - + +
4 b - + - - -
1 - - + - +
10 - - - - -
105 59 (56.2%) 67(63.8%) 25(23.8%) 52 (49.5%) 87(82.8%)
  1. Data in parenthesis indicates percentage; a Culture positive for Candida albicans
  2. b Culture positive for non-dermatophytes.